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σῶσαί μ᾽ ἐς οἴκους: cp. Aesch. Pers. 737πρὸς ἤπειρον σεσῶσθαι”: Soph. Ant. 189 n.

ἐν λιμῷ τε καὶ κακοῖσι. Some critics suspect “κακοῖσι” as not distinctive enough (see cr. n.); but it can surely denote those ‘hardships’ of his life which were superadded to the “λιμός” and the “νόσος”. For καί at the end of the v., cp. O. T. 267, O. T. 1234.

βόσκων: cp. 1167.— ἀδηφάγον: so 7 “διαβόρῳ”: 745 “βρύκομαι”. The “νόσος” is personified, as in 759 by “ἐξεπλήσθη”.

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  • Commentary references from this page (5):
    • Aeschylus, Persians, 737
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 189
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1234
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 267
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1167
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